As we prepare to begin a new year, self-examination is always in order.
Looking back over this year ask yourself: Was my relationship with God better, worse, or the same? Was my giving, how I treated others, obedience to parents, my prayer life, and self-control better, worse, or the same?
Be determined in mind to end this year and begin the new year better than the previous.
2 Corinthians 13:5 Examine yourselves as to whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Do you not know yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you?—unless indeed you are disqualified.